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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 111v

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Initial D:
Psalm 102 (Vulg., 101).
Initial D decorated with foliage and filigree infilling.
Line ending: nude man, in jaws of fantastic animal, armed with shield, and hybrid man, armed with heraldic shield of Boisleux, jousting with poles or lances (Burlesque: Jousting).
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a cross argent.
Line ending: two men dancing (?), one raising hands to head.
Line ending: three escutcheons, the first gules, a bordure argent, the second gules, a bordure and a canton argent, and the third gules, a bordure and a canton argent, on chief label of three.
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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